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Style Guys Do Wear Plaid

  • Jared Paul Stern

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Head to toe madras got a boost this summer from the likes of Ralph Lauren and Thom Browne's Black Fleece collection. However, the full-on matching madras suit effect is a bit much, we feel, even in this realm.

Trust that old dog Glenn O'Brien to show us how it should be done. His plaids are complimentary but not identical; what's more they're obviously well-worn and look as if the fabric might be authentically Indian to boot.

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Grading Olympians On Looks, Seasonal Style, And Fashionable Artistry

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Olympic Sized Beauties: Rating a few Olympians not for their athletic prowess, but for their attraction. Any volunteers for sharing the news with the lowest rated? [Ask Men]

Summer Shoe-ing: With heat waves like this comes changes in your attire. Here’s a guide and appropriate, even appreciated, footwear. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Artsy Fartsy: A new fashion draws its influence from different artistic movements. It’s almost as if fashion was an art itself. [Refinery 29]

Stimulus Checks Do Not Stimulate!: In stunning news, stimulus checks had little to no affect on the sluggish economy. Apparently, most consumers spent their tax rebates on food and “fuel.”[DNR]

“Brideshead” Loyalists Revolt!: It seems that remaking an “epic television event” inspires nothing but angst and rage. Perhaps, by now, Brideshead has been visited one too many times. [NY Times]

Kempt Man of the Hour: Matthew Goode

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We were admittedly more than a little wary of the idea of a remake of one of our favorite films of all time, the BBCs 1981 adaptation of *Brideshead Revisited*, and frankly surprised that anyone would have the brass to undertake it in the first place (Do you fuck with Jeremy Irons? No you do not).

We'll suspend further critical judgments until we're able to screen the new one in its entirety, but in any case we fully approve of any cinematic endeavor featuring so many fine examples of 1920s British gentleman's kit. And we're already predisposed to approve of the convincingly toff-y Matthew Goode, who was one of the few redeeming features of *Match Point* and has the daunting task of filling Irons' brogues.

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